Álvaro Odriozola was recently unveiled by Florentino Pérez at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and the president promised more top level footballers this summer. One of the next great signings in July or August can be Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is close to join Real Madrid in the next weeks.
The Belgian goalkeeper was the best player in his position during the World Cup in Russia and now he is on holidays. However, he has an eye on his cell phone because he´s waiting for the final call to move to Madrid, his dream. Courtois has said several times that he wants to move again to the Spanish capital because his children and family live there, so Real Madrid is the best option for his future.
Finally, this signing can happen this summer. Thibaut Courtois is in his final year of contract, so Chelsea should let him go if they want to get some money for their transfer. Some reports say that Chelsea can get around €20M or €30M for the Belgian goalkeeper and Real Madrid are willing to pay this quantity.
The Blues are now looking into the market to find a replacement. Once they have achieved this, Courtois will leave the English capital to join Real Madrid. Abramovich wanted Alisson Becker, but the Brazilian has become the most expensive goalkeeper in history after joining Liverpool for €72M. Sarri´s new team wanted also Kasper Schmeichel but the Danish footballer is not willing to leave Leicester. The third option is Petr Cech, who might come back to Stamford Bridge after his experience with the gunners in North London.
Meanwhile, Julen Lopetegui would have two top goalkeepers like Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois. The Costa Rican is willing to stay in the Spanish capital and fight for his job position after winning three Champions League in a row and showing great quality in the last year. Besides, Andryi Lunin, recently signed from Ukraine, will leave the club on loan until he can improve and Kiko Casilla should find another club. It’s still a mystery who will become the third goalkeeper because it’s unlikely to see Luca Zidane in that position the next season.